Josie Oliva


Josie was born and raised on Dena’ina lands in Nikiski. She loves going on peaceful walks to admire moss, forage plants, and attempt skipping rocks with her dog Bleu at her side. Josie received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Since graduating in 2016, she has spent most of those years working in cultural, educational, and family services programs with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Outside of her work with Kenaitze, she dabbled in archaeological fieldwork in Cooper Landing, interned at the Pratt Museum in Homer, and still occasionally takes over the radio waves at a local public radio station. She knows that caring for these lands and the people who call it home is interconnected and interdependent. Josie is passionate about the well-being of her community and will be focusing on helping them access alternative sources of energy outside of oil and gas.

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